- 28th February, 2017
- Proceedings publicly disclosed
- 16th January, 2017
- Final schedule and Final program updated
The fourth International Symposium on Solar Sailing (ISSS 2017) will be held on 17th - 20th January 2017 at the Kyoto Research Park, Kyoto, Japan.
Following the tradition since 1st International Symposium on Solar Sailing, ISSS 2017 will focus on recent advances in solar sailing technologies and near-term solar sailing missions after the success of Japanese IKAROS and American LightSail. Areas of particular interest include hardware, enabling technologies, concepts, designs, dynamics, navigation, control, modeling, and mission applications and programs.
The papers are uploaded to the Symposium web site.
Inaugurated in 2007 in Herrsching, Germany and last held in Glasgow, Scotland in 2012.
The Fourth International Symposium on Solar Sailing will be held in Kyoto, Japan between 17th and 20th January 2017, at the Kyoto Research Park.
With the success of the Japanese IKAROS and American LightSail; and new missions and applications on the horizon, solar sailing technology is progressing to a new stage of reality.
The symposium focuses on recent advances in solar sailing technologies and near-term solar sailing missions.
Areas of particular interest are:
- solar sail dynamics
- sail hardware & technologies
- concepts & designs
- navigation & control
- modeling & testing
- solar sail missions & applications
|2016, June||1st Announcement Issued|
|2016, Feb||2nd Announcement Issued|
|2016, June||Call for Papers|
|2016, Aug 12th||Abstract Deadline|
|2016, Aug-Sept||Author Notification|
|2016, Dec 1st
2016, Dec 24th
|2016, Dec 16th||Early Registration Deadline|
|2017, Jan 10th||Registration Deadline|
- Prof. Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi (chair), JAXA, Japan
- Prof. Hexi Baoyin, Tsinghua University, China
- Prof. Bernd Dachwald, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
- Mr. Billy Derbes, BCDAerospace, USA
- Prof. Hansjörg Dittus, DLR, Germany
- Dr. Louis D. Friedman, The Planetary Society, USA
- Mr. Les Johnson, NASA-MSFC, USA
- Prof. Roman Kezerashvili, New York City College of Technology, USA
- Dr. Manfred Leipold,OHB System AG, Germany
- Dr. Malcolm Macdonald, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
- Prof. Colin McInnes University of Glasgow, Scotland
- Mr. Bill Nye The Planetary Society, USA
- Prof. Constantinos Stavrinidis ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands
- Prof. Bong Wie, Iowa State University, USA
This program is supported by a subsidy from Kyoto City and
the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau.